Our heritage

Norway is a place of proud traditions, brave explorers, and legendary tales. This unique history is a part of who we are. It’s where it started and what sets us apart, guiding and elevating every aspect of our business, and driving us to do pioneering work worthy of our ancestors, unmatched in craft and quality.

A short history of Kappa

In 2006, two brilliant chemists - Inger Reidun Aukrust Ph.D. and Marcel Sandberg Ph.D – noticed a growing need for vitamin K2. And of course, where there’s need, there’s opportunity. So they founded Kappa Bioscience, with the aim of finding a way to make pure, all vitamin K2 MK-7 on a large scale, without the large cost.

In 2009, they did just that, setting the foundation for the success of K2VITAL®, and Kappa’s remarkably rapid commercial growth at the same time. Not bad for three years’ work.

To this day, we proudly continue that legacy of innovation. We’re still a bioscience company through and through, with teams of passionate experts and a state-of-the-art GMP-certified API contract laboratory that helps us make pure vitamin K2 MK-7 in ground-breaking new forms, with unmatched quality and stability. And we can make it available to everyone.

And that’s where it got us:

About Kappa:


Kappa Bioscience AS was founded in Oslo, Norway in 2006 when a brilliant scientist discovered the synthesis of pure, all-bioactive vitamin K2 MK-7, an essential vitamin needed to direct calcium around our bodies, and keep hearts, bones, and lots of other things healthy.

From vitamin K2 and turn-key solutions, to research and marketing initiatives, to product launches and growth strategies, Kappa Bioscience AS believes in doing it right. That means developing products and services that set new standards of excellence, made with integrity, and through close collaboration.

"The Kappa team always goes beyond expectations and is at the core of the health and nutrition space."

Joris Dewit, Senior director business development, LONZA